Validation Technician (Former Employee) – Janesville, WI – April 20, 2017
great work environment, pleasant co-workers supplied lunches for weekend workers - a plus easy drive to location department supervisor was knowledgeable - gave helpful outlines and presentations for job details
Staff Accountant (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – July 17, 2016
The culture is incredible! You truly feel like family! Work is challenging but interesting and you learn a lot! However since company isn't as big, depending on office clients, if too slow, you could get laid off.
Senior Accountant (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 7, 2016
While the day to day flow and atmosphere is oft times enjoyable with a relaxed corporate culture and unquestioned flexibility, that doesn't mean it isn't anything more than a budget driven, soulless, corporate charge hour carnival that never ceases to complain about the lack of effort from staff or appreciate your efforts while working 65++ hours during busy season (obligatory semi-annual leadership speeches aside). Also, it doesn't help that there is no end to busy season. I seem to find myself staffed with 50-60 charge hours even during the summer, when it's "slow." If you can manage to not stay busy, you'll be one of the few that doesn't roll forward and/or lose weeks (plural) of PTO year to year.
This may sound like a typical complaint you may find on any public accounting website forum or review - but for a firm that recently made a large acquisition to leap into the top 12 of public accounting while pretending as if that's the new big 4, they could certainly afford to pay their personnel more or at least hire a few more bodies to help manage the work load.
Co-workers are the only thing that kept me at this place for as long as I have stayed and that's only to speak of some managers and below. There's a lot of quality seniors and some managers on the upswing that will spend the time to answer your questions and help you learn and develop a skill set. Some heavy managers, seniors and partners forget that you may or may not have any practical application in any job function that they assume you should be a master of by year 2 but will neither hesitate to bad mouth youmore... at your annual review nor give you any more work of that type so that you may advance your skill set. And the rest of them nod along, even though they may have no experience working with you or even know your name.
But hey, there's free coffee in the break room and sometimes you get lucky enough to score an extra bag of powder crusted chips from the vending machine. If you can't manage to choke those down, there's plenty of charge hours to eat...less
Ability to move forward or laterally, people are kind
Consultant (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – March 9, 2016
It is a fantastic place to start a career, but you have to be willing to drop your social life and live in the company. When you do that, the world is your oyster for endless opportunities within the company. People are very encouraging of helping you move up and genuinely will help you along the way.
Sr. Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – January 19, 2016
The administrative team had a high turnover and low morale when I was there. The supervisor was not in touch and didn't care if the team got along or not-she only cared if she looked good to everyone else. Adequate training was not provided for software unique to the industry. Little respect and consideration for the administrative team over all.
Work/Life Balance Nonexistent and Don't make one innocent mistake
Anonymous (Former Employee) – Tysons Corner, VA – April 18, 2014
No work/like balance during busy season. Don't make any internal mistakes, very long hours during busy season and then barely work off season - high to low immediately. Some Managers can be critical about you to others but smile in your face.
Busy season food catering - to keep you in office working
Don't make any innocent mistakes - grueling work schedule
Accountant (Current Employee) – minneapolis – December 3, 2012
It is really a roll of the dice what your experience will be like. Some of the groups have partners that are great to work for and others have parnter who set a tone and create an environment that is uncomfortable and not condusive to learning and growing.
Accountant (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – June 20, 2012
The best part about the job is the variety and the knowledge gained. The diverse client base and complex items that are learned straight out of college. The experience gained is invaluable and creates a well rounded accountant. However, as with all public accounting positions the work-life balance is nonexistent during the busy season and sometimes runs into the summer months depending on circumstances.